Posts Tagged ‘gabin’

More Signs of Life at 1751 Fulton, the Death Zone for Restaurants – Former Poleng Lounge / Social Club / Storyville Avail for $18K/Mo

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

I don’t know, what kind of business could you run to cover the $4 per square foot per month rent on this foggy, windblown section of Fulton across the street from the Lucky?

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Back in the day, it looked like this on the weekends, with college kids barfing up here and there:

Of course, back in the day the business that actually made money on this side of the block was the quite active whorehouse called Gabin. These days, it’s world famous Papalote what’s earning the dollars with their expensive burritos.

But what kind of restaurant would you put in to meet your payroll and pay the rent of $1000 a day in this out-of-the-way location?

I’m clueless

 

Finally, Some Activity at the Former Poleng Lounge on Fulton Near Masonic in the NoPA Western Addtion

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Whether it’s to open something new or to hunker down until better times I don’t know.

Anyway, it used to be like this but now it’s like this:

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Physical Graffiti: Shuttered Poleng Lounge Now Looks Like 1970′s Detroit, But It’s Right Next to Bustling Papalote

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

So why don’t you give it a go, start up your own place on the 1700 block of Fulton near Masonic?

You’d be right next to some new condos and the Starbucks our former mayor used to get coffee from (up to last year), and the nationally-famous Paplote (West) taqueria, and the very active cat house that got shut down not too long ago, and, across the street, you’ll have a Lucky Supermarket – check it out.

“New Look” BMW and some kind of Custom Cruiser station wagon – the 70′s are back in the NoPA

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Now, mind you, you’d have to put up with the nastiest NIMBY infection the City has ever seen – the Northeast of Panhandle Millionaire Homeowner / Neo-Ladies Temperance Union, whatever they call themselves, will work against you, try to push you around, and the little monsters, the area teens, they’ll graffiti your joint inside and out. But why don’t you give it a go, start up your own place?

Michael Chidamburam would love to hear from you at 415 (752-7299)

Now, mind you again, the freaks come out at night, but only if you invite them to come down the hill from USF:

Otherwise, it’s all good, baby.

Jannah, Serving Middle Eastern California Cuisine on Fulton, Opens Wednesday, July 8th

Monday, July 6th, 2009

At the site (if not the exact same address) of the former Korean-themed brothel Gabin comes Jannah. It’s at 1775 Fulton in the NOPA, just down the street from the candyBar at 1335.

And guess what, they’re hiring! Servers, apparently, atleast that’s what the signs said.

And guess what, they’re already five-star rated at the Yelp!

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See you there on Wednesday, the updated forecast for opening day.

Former NOPA Brothel Gabin to Become Jannah, with Middle Eastern California Cuisine

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Man oh man, the oddly-named “scary,” “sketchy” nightclub Gabin (nee Daebul) at 1775 Fulton Street (or 17xx, if you prefer) near Masonic was almost famous in the North of Panhandle Area / Western Addition area back in the day. It was one of San Francisco’s San Mateo County-style private karaoke joints, oddly located right across the street from a big old Lucky / Albertsons supermarket. 

Read for yourself some hilarious encounters on the Yelp. And don’t miss the contretemps of the white male “nosey parkers” of the North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association attacking “diversity and sex-positiveness” here, from way back in 2006. (And let’s not mention 2006 again, no sir.)

But now, the signs say “Jannah”, so it looks like “Middle Eastern California Cuisine” is headed our way.

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And they’ll have plenty of delicious beverages to boot.

See you there!